Images of @mbletsch sitting at my desk and of headphones – C.Silver
From the very beginning, the founders of Dropbox knew they needed to tackle a set of massively complicated problems – problems that had flummoxed computer scientists for four decades and complicated the lives of computer users for as long as they’d had access to more than one workstation. Getting a set of files on one computer to match the files on another seems, on the surface, to be a simple enough task. But actually accomplishing it means scaling an established list of academic thought problems and rabbit hole engineering challenges.
As an example Google’s is touting musician Ingrid Michaelson’s site which uses Friend Connect to include an iLike application so fans can see comments by their friends, add music to their profiles or see who is attending concerts, all without leaving the site.
While many users find pop-ups to be simply annoying, there are some for whom pop-up ads cause even more serious headaches.
It was too much. I knew it was too much. But wasn’t that kind of the whole point of this experiment? You’re paying more for added convenience. To get it now, to have it delivered, to have someone else haggle for you. I said yes. I now own a hoodie that is dry-clean only. I’m that asshole.
Editor’s note: This article is part of a series of profiles about hit apps and the successful programmers behind them.
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“People wear a headset,” he says. “It’s sort of goofy looking but isn’t that hard to wear. The respondents wear that, and a visor that beams a rhythmic flickering light. It measures the processing speed of different parts of the brain.”
I would never suggest that it is incumbent upon everyone who wrote about the game to revise their reviews, as that introduces a precedent that is absolutely impossible to maintain; I already would never, ever envy anyone that has to run the reviews section of a gaming enthusiast website, as it involves insane work hours just to keep up with all the major releases, let alone go back and update each one as the game is tweaked. (Moreover, an online publication is an archive, a record of what happened on that day, and not a wiki that must be endlessly updated.)
Better, LaunchBar learns as it goes. The utility gets smarter about frequently searched terms or popular items. The more often Google is launched, the higher it goes in the list of LaunchBar’s search results.
The only way to be truly secure on Facebook is to delete your account. But that’s crazy talk! Here’s how to lock down your privacy and security and bonus, keep targeted ads at bay.
When marine ecologists released the Ocean Health Index for the first time in 2012, it was a majestically ambitious achievement. The index, born of a collaboration among dozens of scientists, economists and environmental managers at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the nonprofit organization Conservation International, was designed as a comprehensive framework for scientifically evaluating the health of ocean ecosystems, both worldwide and regionally. Drawing on more than a hundred databases, the index pulled together local measurements of biodiversity and ecological productivity with information about fishing, industrial use, carbon storage, tourism and other factors to score the health of open ocean and coastal regions between 0 and 100. (The global ocean earned a score of 60 in that first year, with regional ratings between 36 and 86.) The authors of the index hoped that such a standardized basis of comparison between and within regions would help with identifying and communicating the most effective measures for protecting the oceans and with guiding policymakers toward better decisions.
The investigation comes after Gizmodo reported on Monday that a former Facebook employee claimed workers “routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers,” while “artificially” adding other stories to the trending list.
These days he’s driving a 1998 Acura Integra and getting as much as 40 mpg in a car the EPA rates at 24. His quest for better fuel efficiency started with the car, which got a tune-up and an engine-block heater for more efficient starts. He inflated the tires to the maximum listed on the sidewall to reduce rolling resistance. And he installed a fuel-consumption gauge that provides real-time data about how much gas he’s burning. He and other hypermilers highly recommend them.
A photograph taken by Opportunity and posted on the laboratory’s website showed the long tracks of its wheels crossing a featureless dune.
So what to do? Jim Puckett, founder of the Basel Action Network, the environmental watchdog group that has most carefully watched this situation, says we should clean the glass and then basically bank it for the future. That is to say, storing it in “carefully prepared landfill cells,” where it cannot leech out and damage the local environment. To do that, though, will most likely take federal action by an agency such as the Environmental Protection Agency. An EPA spokeswoman didn’t have any immediate comment for this story.
Almost every week a new cybersecurity related incident surfaces, and no industry is safe from these attacks. As a result, the presidential candidates’ positions on cybersecurity are becoming increasingly more important, according to new research from Raytheon (NYSE:RTN).
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By Duncan Geere, Wired.co.uk
SAN FRANCISCO – America Online Inc. spent $86 million last year to buy Nullsoft Inc., a renegade startup responsible for programs such as Winamp and Gnutella, which have helped millions use the Internet to obtain and play music free-of-charge.
Attempts to contact Microsoft’s servers by pinging them showed that they had again ceased to resolve Microsoft’s domain names, or the connection stalls and times out before information can be retrieved, another indicator of DNS routing problems.
ANALYSIS – In 1993, The New Yorker ran a famous cartoon with two dogs near a computer, with one mutt telling the other “On the Internet, nobody knows you are a dog.”
The internet makes products accessible to everyone; big-name stores siphon off potential customers from the smaller operations. When consumers can buy the same exotic vibrator from Amazon and Drugstore.com that they formerly had to order from your adult store, you find ways to tighten your garter belt and adopt new disciplines to keep your shop competitive.
The violations included several instances of misrepresentation in press releases, prospectuses and annual information forms. The Alberta Securities Commission took the unusual step of letting the case proceed without Zelitt. Come sentencing Jan. 20, Zelitt faces a maximum fine of $11 million and a little less than five years in jail.
The U.S. Department of Education launched a contest this past Monday for students to create a video describing why education is important to them. Submissions are due by November 2nd and three videos will be selected to win $1000.
If you’re hungry for every last bit of info you can possibly get about upcoming id title Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, you’ll be happy to hear that the Community section of the game’s website is now up and running. It’ll feature news, forums, developer blogs, contests, tournaments…you know, everything we’ve come to expect from a full-blown gamesite Community section.
“It’s a travesty,” said Shawn O’Donnell, co-host of the Battlestar Galactica Fan Club. The 30-something California resident became a fan in 1979, then contacted original series star Richard Hatch (Capt. Apollo) two decades later to ask for the actor’s virtual blessing on the club’s newly created website.
The for-sale assembled gun – almost and art piece – has twelve barrels and loads 12 rubber bands for each barrel. That means that when you crank it you can launch an enemy-leveling barrage of 144 bands in a matter of seconds! As they say on their website:
But civil liberties advocates, who have fought the trend toward mandatory filtering in schools and libraries, are still skeptical that any kind of artificial intelligence can effectively replace human discrimination about what is objectionable material and what is valuable.
“This happens every year,” said Chris Hunter, a civil liberties expert at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy center. “They say they’ve found new artificial intelligence that will be effective. Then it gets tested and the examples of over-blocking come out.”
Even at ground level, the DSS taps every advantage, including new mobile devices that “transmit situational awareness of their agents and points-of-interest,” even in low-bandwidth situations. “We do try to employ as much technology as possible,” Colón said. “It’s a big enabler, in addition to our personnel. We use multiple communication technologies in order to make it as fluid as possible.”
The power and flexibility that will arise from being able to
“program” the world around us should influence every aspect of the human experience. In our project we focus in on one particular aspect of the human experience, how we communicate and interact with each other. Claytronics is a technology which can serve as the means of implementing a new communication medium, which we call pario. The idea behind pario is to reproduce moving, physical 3D objects. Similar to audio and video, we are neither transporting the original phenomena nor recreating an exact replica: instead, the idea is to create a physical artifact that can do a good enough job of reproducing the shape, appearance, motion, etc., of the original object that our senses will accept it as being close enough.
The Cupertino, California, company reported strong December-quarter results on Jan. 31. Although it gave a cautious outlook for the current quarter, Wall Street expects revenue to grow this year after sinking nearly 8 percent in fiscal 2016.
GD: If you had to pick one actor from the show to sing karaoke with, who would it be? And for that matter, what song would you choose?
Some might say Facebook attempted to interact with the web as a whole with Beacon. The service brings non-Facebook actions, such as making a purchase at Amazon, into the Facebook world. There were privacy issues there.
Now, I know it won’t last… but I’ve got one inner patch (yellow) and one outer patch (very thick) so I’m hoping this buys me a few more weeks or months of usage with the shoes. When this stuff hardens, it’s tough! The first time I used Sugru on my son’s shoes to do this I only used one layer, and it was thin… and that got me almost two weeks of additional wear before the Sugru was history. I’ve got basically 3x the thickness now than in that original layer I put on, so I’m crossing my fingers that it’ll last much longer this time around. Once the 3 layers are cured, I’ll probably also put a bunch of little dots or ridges on it for traction and they’ll wear off first letting me know when it’s time to consider adding another outer layer.
More recently, when Apple bought the headphone company Beats Electronics, part of a $3 billion deal in 2014, it ripped out the existing, off-the-shelf communications chips and replaced them with its own custom-designed W1 Bluetooth chip.
Want to be a pop star? A movie star? An action star? Virtual Me offers players the chance to participate in virtual versions of TV talent shows like Fame Academy and Operacion Triunfo, game shows like Deal Or
No Deal and 1 vs 100 and to form real relationships with other virtual avatars on the web. VirtualMe.com, the home of the Virtual Me avatar creation system, will launch in the coming months.